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Riverside Public Utilities is an award-winning consumer-owned water and electric utility that has been providing efficient, reliable services throughout the City of Riverside since 1895.

We are committed to providing the highest quality water and electric services at the lowest possible rates to benefit the community.

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Riverside Public Utilities Warns Against Fake Utility Trucks

Released 9/6/2017

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is urging its customers to be aware of people driving fake utility trucks from an unknown utility agency posing as City of Riverside/RPU employees, with the intention of coming inside your homes by saying they need to check the electrical box.


Rate Plan

RPU has submitted a proposal to the Board of Public Utilities and City Council for an electric and water utility rate increase over the next 5 years. RPU needs additional revenues to replace aging infrastructure in order to protect the public health and safety of Riverside’s homes and businesses.


Fire Threat Map

View the fire threat map, e-mail Stephen LaFond for public comments, or visit the CPUC for more information.




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Rate Plan

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